Tomáš Kubínek was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, grew up in Canada, and now resides in the United States. Over the past three decades, he has appeared in more than 30 countries as a featured solo-artist at theaters, opera houses, and international festivals.
Hailed as a “one man cast of thousands,” Al Simmons brings music and comedy together to inspire toe tapping and belly laughing that will appeal to the whole family.
Anne Glover is a renowned storyteller who will string you along with her amazing string figures and unforgettable tales, delighting young and less-young alike.
Enter a magical world of light and color as Architects of Air invites everyone to experience the world in an entirely new—and luminous—way.
Brien Engel knows there is an entire orchestra in your kitchen cabinets and he’ll prove it with his astonishing music created by using simple glassware as his instrument.
Fearlessly diving from great heights, these death-defying performers will inspire gasps with every splash—and maybe they’ll set a world record along the way!
Performing a potent combination of brass spiced soul and country blues, Dustbowl Revival offers up music that sounds both timeless and current.
Inspired by the annual Bosch Parade in the Netherlands, this incomparable parade down the Iowa River will feature fanciful, fantastical, fabulous floats designed and created by Quixotic Cirque Nouveau.
Each float will be emblazoned with a flag designed by students at area schools. Participating school include Iowa City High School, Iowa City West High School, Liberty High School, Regina High School, Clear Creek Amana High School, Regina Junior High School, South East Junior High School, Clear Creek Amana Junior High School, Northwest Junior High School, and North Central Junior High School. Support for this project was provided by the Iowa City Community School Foundation.
Whether walking high wires or swinging from trapezes, the Flying Cortes are dazzling acrobats who make seemingly impossible feats both beautiful and spectacular.
One of today’s most intriguing artists returns to Iowa City with a seven-statue interactive installation based on the Seven Virtues, reimagined to celebrate the importance of water in all of our lives.
Red Baraat is committed to “manifesting joy and unity in all people” via the band’s unique merging of hip-hop, jazz, and punk with North Indian bhangra.
Choreographer Victor Quijada and his exceptional troupe of dancers will celebrate the Iowa River in a new work, titled River Thread, that invites the community to join in the joy of motion and flow.
A longtime friend of Hancher, Grammy winner Terrance Simien will bring the sounds of the bayou to the banks of the Iowa River.
At 69 years of age, Tino Wallenda is still amazing audiences with his tightrope walking prowess. During The Big Splash! he will walk on a wire stretched across the Iowa River.
One of the most famous and beloved circus families in the world, the Wallendas will thrill the crowd with feats of tightrope walking throughout the weekend.